Assistant Director for International Students

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Director for International Students
Employment Class Code E1
FLSA Classification Exempt
Reports to Director, International Center
Salary Grade F
Work Week 40 hours (minimum)
Position Summary

Assumes responsibility for serving as as the University of Hartford’s F-1 Designated School Official (DSO) and the J-1 Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) within Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), overseeing the F-1and J-1 international processes, issuing I-20/DS-2019 forms and managing related data systems and regulatory reporting requirements. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties is instrumental to the education of the University’s students.

Job Duties

This job description of the job is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs.

Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Serves as the University’s primary liaison to international students and scholars regarding appropriate documentation in compliance with all federal government regulations as outlined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of State (DoS) and the SEVIS system. Oversees international student and scholar records in SEVIS and within the University’s BANNER system to ensure the accuracy of the database in compliance with regulatory guidelines and established institutional data integrity standards.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 25%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Advises prospective and current international students and scholars regarding immigration regulations and requirements in compliance with federal guidelines and University policies. Using a cross-cultural perspective, provides individual counseling and/or referral services to international students and scholars on matters related to pre-arrival, arrival and adjustment to life in the United States and at the University including, but not limited to, housing options, Drivers Licenses, on and off-campus employment and U.S. income tax responsibilities.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 25%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Oversees the international student application process including, but not limited to, CPT, OPT, Economic Hardship, I-20/DS-2019 extensions, part-time enrollment permission, F-2 Dependent(s), reinstatement and transfer in/out. Generates and analyzes international student and scholar semester enrollment reports, statistical reports, governmental reports and surveys as necessary and/or appropriate.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 15%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Develops and coordinates International Center services relating to orientation and planning of cultural activities, including oversight of the annual International Festival. Serves as advisor to international clubs and associations.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 15%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with current and prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, educational institutions and other internal and external constituencies in an effort to comply with regulations and best serve the University’s international student and scholar population.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 10%
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Assists in the maintenance of International Center website and social media venues collaborating with the Office of Marketing and Communication as appropriate in order to adhere to institutional branding guidelines.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 10%

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS135P
Working Conditions

Normal office situation. Requires travel, including overnight stays.


Bachelor’s Degree required.

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table. Light lifting or carrying, 25lbs or less.

Impact of Actions

Makes recommendations or decisions which usually affect the assigned department, but may at times affect operations, services, individuals or activities of others outside of the assigned department.


Analytic: Work is non-standardized and widely varied requiring the interpretation and application of a substantial variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents used in combination. Frequently, the application of multiple, technical activities is employed; therefore, analytical ability and inductive thinking are required. Problem solving involves identification and analysis of diverse issues.

Decision Making

Analytic: Supervisor is available to establish broad objectives relative to basic position duties or departmental responsibilities. Independent judgment is required to study previously established, often partially relevant guidelines, plan for various interrelated activities and coordinate such activities within a work unit or while completing a project.

Internal Communication

Requires regular contacts to discuss issues of moderate importance and to respond to inquiries. Occasionally requires contact with officials at higher levels on matters requiring cooperation, explanation and persuasion.

External Communication

Requires regular contact with external persons of importance and influence. Involves considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in gaining the cooperation of others. Requires the handling of delicate relationships and complex situations.

Customer Relations

Contact with customers involves providing service in person to resolve serious complaints, maintain key relationships, make significant adjustments, handle high profile meetings or deal with very sensitive relations.

Managerial Skills

Has responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of temporary workers or student workers.

Knowledge & Skills

Professional Skills: Requires knowledge of theories and practices of a professional field. This level of skill is typically reserved for an individual with a four-year college degree, or a high-level vocational skill demonstrated by a number of years of on-the-job experience. Writes reports using technical data requiring considerable interpretation, developing new methods and procedures. Frequently applies knowledge to practical issues and problems.

Special Skills

The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Technical School, Certification or Apprenticeship
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation